Nationals celebrate 100 years of women
Crop spring field day tomorrow
AN event held to celebrate the contribution of women to the Nationals over the last 100 years and to encourage their participation in the future of the party was held at the Tarrawingee Hall on Sunday.
The event was part of the “100 years – 100 towns” centenary of The National Party, but also recognised the inception of the women’s executive, which began its life just as long ago, as the women of the then Victorian Farmers Union.
Around 30 attended the afternoon tea including Steph Ryan (MLA, Euroa) and retired National Party politician and Myrrhee resident, David Evans, who provided some insight into the history of the party.
Event coordinator Emma Williamson, Nationals North Eastern Zone Women’s Executive representative, said the aim was to celebrate the past and reignite interest in the future.
She said with the Wanga-
IN ATTENDANCE: Party members and guests including (rear, from left) Geoff Williamson, Richard Marsh, Steph Ryan, Marie Marsh and (front, from left) Emma Williamson, Ann Jarrold and Felicity Gaylard, gathered to celebrate Nationals Women. ratta women’s branch also celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, it was a privilege to have the deputy leader of The Nationals, Steph Ryan, in attendance.
“We want to recognise that while we have 100 years under our belt, there is a great future ahead,” she said.
“As a female in the party, Steph is doing amazing things and she is an inspiration to many people, especially women.”
While a lot has changed it seems a lot has also stayed the same, with issues including getting a good price for produce, access to reliable transportation, aged and health care at the forefront of the agenda in 1918, and still there today.
Ms Williamson said she hoped to host more events in the region in the future THE CHRONICLE, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - to revive and encourage friendships and spur more women to become involved in the political realm. Page 7
RIVERINE Plains Inc and FAR Australia will be holding a Spring Field Day tomorrow at the Riverine Research Centre at Burramine from 9.30am – 1.30pm.
The Riverine Research Centre is a partnership between Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia.
The field day is a terrific opportunity to view and discuss the range of research trials sown locally.
The field day will feature discussions about:
Crop management packages for early sown, long season wheats: including early findings from a La Trobe University project examining mid-March to mid-May sowing dates, plant populations, nitrogen timing and grazing. Michael Straight and Nick Poole, FAR Australia.
Influence of frost on cereals: the latest on frost risk and sowing date interactions, nitrogen timing and canopy structure Michael Straight, FAR Australia and Dr Cassandra Schefe, Riverine Plains Inc.
Fungicide resistance in the eastern states: The current situation and what it means for crop management. Dr Fran Lopez, Centre for Crop and Disease Management.
Using NDVI to determine nitrogen rate: results from 2016 trials. Dr Cassandra Schefe, Riverine Plains Inc.
What have we learnt about fertiliser practice in the region over the last five years? Lee Menhenett, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers.
Trial site tour: including barley agronomy (fungicide and nitrogen interaction) and nitrogen research on Corack wheat. Michael Straight and Nick Poole, FAR Australia.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided. The Riverine Research Centre is located on Forges Road, Burramine, turn south into Forges Road from Katamatite-Yarrawonga Rd, approx 7km from the Benalla-Yarrawonga Rd/ Katamatite-Yarrawonga Rd intersection (signage provided).
WARM WELCOME: Nationals north eastern zone women’s executive representative Emma Williamson (left) with Nationals Women’s executive chair Meree Bath (right) were delighted to welcome (centre) Steph Ryan (MLA, Euroa) to the Tarrawingee Hall for the event on Sunday.